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S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award – opens 15 May; closes 1 July

S.D. HARVEY AWARD Kennedy Foundation hosts prestigious S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award Enter by clicking here The Kennedy Foundation is delighted to announce it will host the 10th  S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award in conjunction with the inaugural Kennedy Lecture dinner in September 2019. Sandra (Dawn) Harvey was an outstanding print journalist and television producer who

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Sisters in Crime@ Williamstown Literary Festival

Out of The Shadows: True Crime Comes of Age explores the rise and rise of true crime. How does the public’s interest in true stories affect their reading habits? Where will this brave new world lead us? Vikki Petraitis grills Claire Halliday, Helen Thomas and Liz Porter to find out. 3-4pm Saturday 15 June Chamber

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A tsunami of crime – 127 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

  A record 127 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime and mystery books by Australian women. This figure tips last year’s record by 16. An astonishing 73 adult crime novels have been entered. Almost  half – 49 books in total – are debut offerings. This year

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Law Week: Women are still being targeted online “at their weakest point”

Over 120 crime fans turned up for Sisters in Crime’s 13th Annual Law Week event on Friday 17 May, Stalking, Trolling and Cyber-Bullying, organised in partnership for the fourth year running with  the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University.  Special thanks to Professor Kathy Laster and her wonderful team for helping make this all happen. Thanks also

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CANCELLED Brisbane Chapter Meeting – Writing a Good Synopsis!

Writing a Good Synopsis RSVP is essential please as we may not have the numbers due to election day. sistersincrimeqld@gmail.com Date: Saturday 18 May 2019 Time: 10.30am to 1pm Location: The Community Meeting Room, Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St, Brisbane City. The meeting room is on the ground floor. As you enter, walk towards

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Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation. Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime

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Open Invitation: Adelaide launch of The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner

Everyone is welcome at the launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Jessie Byrne,  Sisters in Crime member and PhD Candidate Adelaide University Sunday 28 April – 1.45pm for 2pm start. Carclew

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Felonious communities and fractured families

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive

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Revolutionary Disillusionment: Q&A with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Sydney author, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, about her book Beautiful Revolutionary (Scribe, 2018) which has just been longlisted for the 2019 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal. Hi Laura. You give your readers a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of the Peoples Temple cult, which ended with

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Entries for the Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open.  The deadline has been extended so publishers now have until Friday 10 May to enter. Self-published books are again eligible. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late

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